Emergency rules for LTCR providers related to the response to COVID-19 are now available on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission website. The emergency rules are effective as of April 3, 2020 and will remain in effect for up to 120 days or until the disaster declaration has been lifted or expires. The emergency rules will also appear in the April 17, 2020 issue of the of the Texas Register. Providers can access the emergency rules by visiting the HHSC Provider Portal web page for their specific program type. Direct links to the emergency rules and provider portals are also provided below.